Handheld terminal simulates ECU messages
Staff - December 11, 2012The latest version of Goepel’s smartCommander, a CAN/LIN-based handheld terminal for use with automotive functional test systems, now has 24 configurable function keys that can be independently associated with message sequences or hierarchically interlinked with each other.Engineers can use the smartCommander to simulate communication messages of nonexistent ECUs (electronic control units) on the CAN and LIN buses, as well as execute operating functions.
During vehicle assembly or the manufacture of mechatronic assemblies, operating functions must be executed at units to be mounted in vehicles without the availability of related ECUs and control elements. Examples of such applications include the installation of window lifter systems in vehicle doors, sunroofs, or electrically operated tailgates.
By simulating the communication messages of nonexistent ECUs, smartCommander makes it possible to carry out the control functions required for the assembly process. ECU functions can be programmed and downloaded from a host PC to the smartCommander via its USB port.
More information: www.goepel.com/en/automotive-test-solutions/hardware-products/bus-systems/handheld-terminal-for-automotive-test.html
Goepel electronic, www.goepel.com
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